The peculiar scene pictured above, of a freestanding but fenceless gate, greeted residents of the Memorial Heights Apartments near the corner of Washington Ave and Studewood late last week. Demolition of buildings 1 through 6 of the complex, on the northwest corner of the complex, for a planned new 5-story apartment complex atop a new H-E-B market, appears imminent.
In anticipation, workers have been constructing fencing (now attached to the above gate) that appears to be intended to surround a portion of the remaining parking lot of the remaining complex. There’s also this construction going up at the corner of Studewood and Washington Ave.:
All residents of the Memorial Heights Apartments buildings 1 through 6, which occupy the future site of the newly planned Buffalo Heights building — and the complex’s dog run — are now out.
- Previously on Swamplot: Midway: H-E-B-Footed Midrise on Washington Ave. Will Be in ‘Buffalo Heights’
Photos: Shaina Z. Pherigo